Fruity and slightly spicy, shows regular crystals with a golden color and reduced grain size. The group of islands consists of Mauritius, Rodrigues and Reunion located in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Mascarene was baptized by the Portuguese navigator Pedro de Mascarenhas, who discovered them in 1512. Reunion was occupied by the French in 1642, when La Compagnie des Indes Orientales made it an important stopover for their businesses. During the Napoleonic Wars, Bonaparte had to cede the island to the English. With the Treaty of Paris, however, he returned to the French Reunion Island, and Rodrigues, Mauritius and the Seychelles remained under British rule. Meanwhile the British had introduced in Reunion sugarcane, which soon became the main crop.